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...The Australian government has made a $45,000 grant for investigating turning dog poo into a renewable energy source. The article is from the Watt's Up With That? web site. link: http://bit.ly/NKReyl
...Despite having no horses, the water and sewerage department for the city of Detroit employs a horseshoer. link: http://bit.ly/NVnWOm
...Investigators say the Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011. They estimate that another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years. Link: http://nbcnews.to/Qjzm0T
... According to a U.S. Labor Dept. report, more than half of last year's unemployment checks issued by the State of Indiana were given to people who were not eligible for unemployment. Have a nice day.
...Millions of illegal immigrants are getting a bigger tax refund than you. Eyewitness News shows a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never stepped foot in the United States. And you are paying for it! Link: ALREADY_A_BITLY_LINK
...The government spent at least $205,075 in 2010 to 'translocate' a single bush in San Francisco that stood in the path of a $1.045-billion highway-renovation project that was partially funded by the economic stimulus legislation President Barack Obama signed in 2009. Link: ALREADY_A_BITLY_LINK
...I don't know if this is federal or state or both, but in the mid-1990s my employer stopped using fuel oil, and the tank was dug up for disposal. The oil in the tank could have been burned in any fuel oil burner, but couldn't be pumped out except by an authorized company, which hauled the oil away and burned it as hazardous waste. The tank itself was then dug up and hauled away, but when the tank was finally situated on the trailer, law mandated that one end be sprayed with 12' high letters that read 'NO FOOD.'
...Lawmakers are scrambling to save the summer concert season from federal agents poised to seize the instruments of rock and country stars because the wood used to make them may have been illegally harvested?and without their knowledge. Link: http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/05/feds-threaten-disrupt-summer-concerts/626621
...'A tiny 0.03 percent of California teachers are dismissed after three or more years on the job. In the past decade, the LAUSD ? home to 33,000 teachers ? has dismissed only four.' Link: http://bit.ly/KwHWUM
...The Board of Education decided in an emergency meeting Tuesday to lower the passing grade on the writing portion of Florida's standardized test after preliminary results showed a drastic drop in student passing scores. Link: http://bit.ly/JcGBWe